Cinegize is the logical step of standard software replacing proprietary hardware. Cinegize is replacing traditional, high-end hardware based KVMoverIP solutions or expensive VDI solutions, which fail doing high-end graphics and video anyway.

Cinegize provides the same high-quality experience you have using a high-end 3D modelling or video editing workstation being sat physically in front of a directly connected monitor, but being remotely connected via the local network running the Cinegize client software on an ordinary Windows PC.

This is not using H.264 or HEVC hardware compression with its known issues and problems but an advanced massive parallel processing video codec designed to run on GPUs natively (please visit Cinegy’s Daniel2 website for more information). Resolutions like UHD, 8K or 16K are not a problem for Cinegize, no matter what color depth or frame rate.

Important
For proper work of Cinegize the client and the host machines should be in the same domain!
Caution
Cinegize is not an Internet remote access or support software like TeamViewer or AnyDesk. It is for use within a local network or a private, high-speed WAN. Think of Cinegize as a virtual, high-end KVM over IP replacement.

There are three ways Cinegize can be used:

Ad-hoc Mode

This mode enables the work as a client or host without installation. The Cinegize ad-hoc mode is useful to quickly provide access to someone else or to quickly get Cinegize started on a new machine without having to permanently install it or requiring administrative rights to do so. There are limitations to this mode, but they are often outweighed by the ease of use benefits.

Application Modes

With Cinegize the host and client app are the same and can be used to permit remote control / broadcasting or to access / receive a hosted session as a viewer or controller.

The difference between the operation as a host or a client is defined by setting the switcher "Sharing" to the "ON" position for working as a host, or the "OFF" position for working as a client. If your machine initially worked as a host, switching from "ON" to "OFF" positions will require an additional confirmation:

Switch_off_sharing

Client Mode

Make sure that the switcher "Sharing" is in the "OFF" position for work in the Client mode. There is no need to install and run the Cinegize service for working in this mode. In the corresponding fields of the main window insert the remote host machine name/IP address and the remote key generated on the host machine:

Ready_to_connect_client

After pressing the "Connect" button, the connection process is displayed:

Connecting_process

In the status bar underneath the client console window you may adjust the size of application display zoom by selecting the desired scale from the "Fit" drop-down list in the lower left corner:

Fit_window_size
Full_screen_button

Use this button to display the application in full screen. You may also expand the display to full-screen by clicking the window title bar or use AltR+F hotkeys.

Ctr_alt_del_button

This button allows sending Ctrl+Alt+Del sequence to unlock the host machine console. You may also use an alternative key combination Ctrl+Alt+Ins.

Inf_button

This button shows a useful information - e.g. fps, bitrate, etc. It duplicates what you can get when pressing AltR+I.

If no connection can be established, the following error message is displayed, indicating the reason of failure:

Connection_failed

In the result of successful connection the host machine desktop becomes available:

Host_connected

When pressed, the "Cinegize" notification button on the right side of the host machine desktop shows the list of connected clients.

Client_details

Host Mode

Set the "Sharing" switcher to "ON" position.

Ready_to_connect_host

After a successful connection the "Cinegize" button on the right side of the host display reveals the following:

Client_connected_to_host
Note
Cinegize supports multiple connections, each connected client is displayed on a separate tab.

Windows Service Mode

This mode provides automatic hosting after machine startup.

To operate in this mode install and start Cinegize service:

Starting_service

The Cinegize system service installation mode requires administrative rights.

Cinegize_service

Once installed the Cinegize service will automatically start as a host when the machine is booted, allowing connection to the login screen as if physically sitting in front of it. This is the perfect mode to provide remote access to a virtual workstation hosted in a LAN connected datacenter, or for use controlling centralized equipment physically isolated from the operator workspace.

More detailed information on Cinegize performance is available in the log files stored in the following path: C:\ProgramData\Cinegy\Cinegize.